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  • Helen Bamber dies at 89; tireless activist for torture victims

    Helen Bamber dies at 89; tireless activist for torture victims
    Helen Bamber's father read to her as a child in pre-war Britain, but there was nothing warm or comforting about the experience. He read passages from Hitler's anti-Semitic treatise "Mein Kampf" and articles by Hitler's chief propagandist, Joseph...
  • U.S. says no precise threat to homeland from Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is not aware of any specific threat to the U.S. homeland from Islamic State militants, the Department of Homeland Security said on Friday after Britain raised its international terrorism threat level. Islamic...
  • Islamic State's media-savvy militants spread message with ease

    Driving hulking tanks and armored trucks, Islamic State militants conducted a victory parade of sorts recently in Raqqah, their stronghold in northern Syria, flaunting military hardware that they had captured. Some of the masked fighters muscled the...
  • Scotland's future hangs in balance [Commentary]

    Scotland's future hangs in balance [Commentary]
    "The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry." -- Scottish poet Robert Burns, "To a Mouse" (1786) CAIRNRYAN, Scotland -- For Americans whose knowledge of this beautiful land is limited to kilts, whiskey, bagpipes and the film "Braveheart," the...
  • Poland's Tusk - Possible to combine fiscal discipline, growth

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, chosen by European Union leaders to chair their summits, said on Saturday that it was possible to combine fiscal discipline and economic growth in Europe. He also pledged to address the concerns...
  • Ukraine says Russian tanks flatten town; EU threatens more sanctions

    Ukraine says Russian tanks flatten town; EU threatens more sanctions
    European Union officials will draw up proposals for new sanctions on Russia over its action in Ukraine within a week, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said on Sunday. EU leaders decided at a Brussels summit to ask the EU's executive...
  • UK's Cameron 'delighted' with new EU chief's reform pledge

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron said he was "delighted" with a promise from Polish premier Donald Tusk, newly elected to a top European Union post, to address his demands for reforming the EU to keep Britain in the bloc. Two...
  • Coutts sets aside 110 million pounds for investment advice flaws

    LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland's private bank Coutts has set aside 110 million pounds to compensate thousands of customers for unsuitable investment advice, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday. RBS said in July that Coutts...
  • Tesco slashes dividend after second profit warning in two months

    LONDON (Reuters) - Tesco will slash its dividend and investment spending to give its new boss more firepower to rebuild Britain's biggest retailer, after a second profit warning in two months showed the scale of the task he faces. The grocer said on...
  • Britain raises terrorism threat in response to Islamic State

    Britain raises terrorism threat in response to Islamic State
    Britain raised its terror threat level to “severe” on Friday, meaning that officials consider an attack on the country is “highly likely” -- an assessment based on the growing influence of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria....
  • Scotland stands to win even if secession vote fails

     Scotland stands to win even if secession vote fails
    If the polls are right, supporters of independence for Scotland are heading for a disappointing defeat in next month's historic referendum on seceding from Britain. But in many ways, they've already won. Even if Britain remains intact, Scotland...